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Hey all. This isn't a sympathy-seeking post, just a friendly
reminder. I am a motorcycle police officer in Virginia, and
was t-boned at an intersection yesterday. I'm kinda banged
up, but nothing is broken. This was a relatively low speed
crash (maybe 30-35mph, if even). I was just starting to run
code (lights and sirens) to try to catch a speeding vehicle,
thought I had the intersection cleared, but one vehicle, a
Lexus SUV, did not see me. It hit my motorcycle just forward
of my right leg (thank God), sending me over the handlebars
and windshield. The first thing to hit the pavement: my head!

I know there are many who are reading this who live in a state
where there is no requirement to wear a helmet. I'm telling
you first hand that I am typing this because I was wearing one.
I hit the pavement pretty hard, head first. My neck is pretty
jarred from the impact, but the helmet saved my life, without
a doubt.

Please, fellow riders, wear a helmet, even if you're just riding
around the corner to a friend's house. Like I said, my crash was
relatively low speed, but I strongly feel that I would be dead
right now were I not wearing a helmet.

I know there are public service announcements galore, and
people get sick of hearing it, but I wouldn't feel at peace with
myself if I didn't post this thread. I only technically know
about a dozen of you guys and gals on here, but I love and care
about you all. Please ride safe, and strap that helmet down!





 

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Crash

I'm glad you're OK, that could have been much worse.
But we want pictures!
Of course, when you feel up to it.
Great reminder about helmets..........you never know when your head will hit the pavement. It doesn't take much to crack a bare skull.
My wife used to work Ortho (RN), and the saying there was "they can put everything back together but your head.
 

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Sorry, forgot to add pics. Just added them.
 

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Alright.

Fine.

I am going helmet shopping tomorrow.

But I am still wearing a dang T-shirt.
 

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Glad you are okay

Glad your okay buddy!! Helmets save lives. In Canada it is mandatory and a good thing. Too many idiots in cars up here. Defensive driving saves lives.
 

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Amen, brutha
 

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Hey man ... glad you are ok. My brother went to Florida and rented a bike and tried going without a helmet. He said he went about 10 miles and felt so uncomfortable he had to put one on. I think i would be like that too. It is mandatory here and I am glad it is. Be safe.
 

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Glad that you are ok, that really sucks.

What we really want to know though is...how much s:edit:t is the Lexus driver in right now?
 

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Good deal you did not get hurt worse than you did. One of my Harley buddies wife is a RN in the emergency room. She has seen so many Bad motorcycle accidents she will not ride on a motorcycle no more.
Amen to helmets, (Mine Full Face Joe Rocket)
Good luck Bro
Dam Guy
 

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Reality check...glad you are okay. Helmets are not required here in Illinois. I would say the numbers are 50 / 50 helmets/ no-helmet. I wear mine 99.5% of the time. Better think about the .5%
 

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I had to look, that is you laying in the street lookin up. Holy moley dude. Glad your safe and still with us.
Bob
 

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Glad to hear you're ok. Road rash isn't going to kill you. It may hurt like hell, but it's not like hitting your head. Stay safe everyone.
 

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good to see that you are able to keep posting Bro!! and that looks alot worse than it turned out hope you have a speedy recovery!! Who got the ticket?? :joke:
 

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VERY glad that you are OK. Maybe you'll get a new work ride out of this??
Heal quickly.
 

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Sorry to hear about that Kevin. Seen it on the news last night. Thank God that you are all right.
 
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